APT’s 14-day Antarctic Voyage has been released and is available for bookings with a saving of $2,800 when two people book on the 3 February 2024 departure.
APT Product Manager for South America and Antarctica, Kelly D’Aucourt said: “This will be our first cruise back in Polar waters since before the pandemic. We are already well established as the leading expedition cruise operator in Australia’s Kimberley region, so it is very exciting taking guests to Antarctica once again.
“Antarctica is one of the most bucket-list worthy expedition cruising destinations. Our February 2024 cruise has just 200 places and we expect it to sell out fast so guests should move quickly to secure place,” D’Aucourt concluded.
The trip combines three nights in Buenos Aires with a 10-night cruise to Antarctica aboard Le Boreal.
Prices start from $19,995 per person twin share, including a private return APT charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
In Buenos Aires, guests will have the choice to either head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise in the Paraná Delta; explore the city’s architecture; or join a fascinating tour of the iconic and majestic Teatro Colon, considered the world’s leading opera house.
Daily Zodiac expeditions will visit penguin rookeries, seal colonies and the chance to look for orca, humpback and minke whales.
Guests will head to Deception Island, an active volcano and once home to a whaling station. They may also get the opportunity to stop at the Port Lockroy scientific base.
Le Boreal has been purpose built for glacial cruising and features lounges, multiple restaurants, a theatre, heated pool, fitness centre and spa.
Guests can also combine the Antarctica cruise with a land tour in South America to create a 27-day Antarctic Voyage with South American Discovery, which departs 21 January 2024 and is priced from $32,995 per person, twin share.